Tuesday, October 12, 2010

IT'S NOT WHAT YOU THINK

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's a "Pear Tree."

Being unveiled.


Ok, maybe it IS what you think. Never mind.


Many thanks to Diana M., who tells me that "pear tree" is a bronze sculpture in Canada. Of a pear. So get your minds out of the gutter. There's barely enough room in here for mine.
llama,llama not yo mama said...

That's a rather... uh.... unfortunate! yes that is the word I was looking for - color combination? for the "pear" cake.

word verification: kelen

As in "that cake is kelen me"

Stacy Q said...

I sure HOPE it's a pear, I don't want to know what those two ... bumps are if it's not.

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

And...that's where I used to live (shudder). So, so proud.

Danger Boy said...

Pear tree? I have to admit, I've never heard it called that before. It's appearant that they should have peared up with someone who could pear down their inadvertent double entendre.

Late said...

Wow. Just...wow. And the coloring...are those Mike & Ikes?

Claire said...

Oh.My....I can barely type for the tears in my eys!

Anonymous said...

And a very shapely pear it is, also.

*snort*

~~Di

Anonymous said...

I feel...so dirty now :S

Tyler said...

Really like your pears, want to shake your tree.

...Nope, just doesn't have the same ring as the Steve Miller original.

Anonymous said...

Blink. Blink. Blink. Um. Aren't pears usually green or red rather than, um, nicely bronzed and tanned, like they've been hanging out at a nude beach?

Kate said...

Region of WATERLOO? That's. I mean. SO DIRTY.

http://arguingwithadoughnut.blogspot.com/

msyendor said...

@ dangerboy

The original bronze had sever entendres going.

"And the pear represents nourishment", so the art statement says. Riiiight.

Bleh. Waiting for carrot jockeys to come to the rescue.

--link to picture of sculpture--
http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/97dfc347666efede85256e590071a3d4/1f1a9a14ab25405f852570ec0056bfa3/Body/0.84!OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif

Allison said...

Oh my. Oh my, oh my.

If not for the unfortunate color choice, that would have been a nice looking cake. And not a look-twice cake. Oy.

Deborah from California said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Oh dear. Oh heavens. Did NO ONE notice what that ... apPEARs to be?

Good gravy. Those Canadians are supremely innocent souls. (That, or they just LOVE to play those little games.)

You're gonna get comments on this, you DO know that? "I can't POSSIBLY let my 3 year old LOOK at this!"

Life goes on, and with any luck, Cake Wrecks will long endure to keep us giggling and spitting tea on our keyboards.

Keep up the good work, you two!

hugs,

HeatherH said...

Wow, just.......um...huh?

Even being from Waterloo Region in Canada I still have no idea what the "pear tree" is.

And that cake isn't helping either.

LalaithGilanna said...

I think it needs more Tree... and a lot less bumps in awkward places.

Fluffy Cow said...

I once worked as a nurse in a GYN office... I know exactly what that is.

*sigh*

Esty said...

On the upside - kudos to the decorator for spelling the very difficult "occasion" correctly.

Anonymous said...

It's so smooth, and shapely, and shiny... mad fondant-covering skills, if there ever is a call for a cake of a different nature, please call this decorator! (no, there won't be such a call, I mean, who would ever want a... ok, stopping now!)

MC from NZ

Jessicasays said...

Ha ha, that's awesome, I live in Waterloo Region! The pear tree in question can be seen here: http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/97dfc347666efede85256e590071a3d4/1f1a9a14ab25405f852570ec0056bfa3!OpenDocument

newbuffalomom said...

Here's a picture of it:
http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/97dfc347666efede85256e590071a3d4/1f1a9a14ab25405f852570ec0056bfa3/Body/0.84!OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=gif

It's bigger than I thought, and smaller.

Anonymous said...

http://www.region.waterloo.on.ca/web/region.nsf/97dfc347666efede85256e590071a3d4/1f1a9a14ab25405f852570ec0056bfa3!OpenDocument

Has info about the sculpture; looks like the pear the cake was modeled after is by the 3rd story

Bree said...

You can see the original sculpture here. It looks like a halved pear, not like... I thought maybe the sculpture itself was vaguely sexual, nope.

Anonymous said...

"I had the pear dream again."

dharmamama said...

Wow, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "facing my Waterloo".

OTOH, I now have a dandy new euphemism!

Caffeinated said...

That must be one of those Brazilian pears, which is odd given the whole Canadian dealie.

word verification: chessess

As in "Holy Chessess, that's one curious pear."

Jenna said...

What a BALLSY choice for a cake design!

Ahem.

But I would have made a deferens...I mean different decision. That decorator was NUTS! He or she really should get a grip.

Jenna said...

PS - my WV is "PROPER".

Tee hee.

I don't even have to make a joke...

Mel V. said...

Random off-topic fact of the day: the female equivalent of 'phallic' is 'yonic'. Just so y'all know. Totally unrelated to today's cake. Really.

*snortgiggle* My, what a cosy gutter.

Carolyn said...

Where is a fig leaf when you need one?

The sculpture is beautiful. There's a whole lot less pear and a whole lot more tree to it. A stem and leaves would have been so effective in communicating the true nature of the cake.

WV: trynogro. Even though "Pear Tree" try, no gro.

Mary Connealy said...

The cutting the first slice of cake...all I can think of is episiotomy.

Anonymous said...

As usual, the comments are as funny if not funnier than the post. Go Wreckerators! Norine

Anonymous said...

What a coincidence! I just happen to have my "Partridge" in a "Pear Tree" as I type! Aren't euphemisms fun!?!

Daisy said...

Que horror! The too-close-to-flesh-tone color of the cake was rather unfortunate as well, so yes, what I hope it ISN'T is the first thing that came to mind...

Bloody_destiny3 said...

I live there and well lest just say that if they did not have the occasion this cake was for listed on the cake there might have been many interesting questions raised about the kind of statement this is making.

peachypears said...

Uhh... all the pears I eat are green. So yes I see what you see.

MissNay said...

Holy awful, Batman!

Stacy Q, I echo your sentiment with gusto. That is fierce.

MissNay said...

I almost shot a bogey on the laptop when I read "had the pear dream again" I heart you, comments. I heart you.

Arlene said...

If that is a pear it is one ugly pear and I sure wouldn't want to eat it! Those two lumps in the middle.. eek. Nope mind is out of gutter and running for the hills lol.

Naomi said...

Dear Jen & co.,
Up until a few minutes ago, I would have said that today was the oily green-black mottled icing on the half-burnt, half-raw cupcake cake (patooie!) that this past month has been for me. But then I read this post and the associated comments, and I cannot stop smiling. Thank you for sharing things like this, thank you for the laughs, thank you for being there.

Blessed said...

it's not just you. before the ads had even finished loading, I was absentmindedly thinking, "why do I see labia?"

Which I don't think I have ever thought before when viewing cake. And hopefully will never again.

pikkewyntjie said...

I wasn't going to comment, but my word verification was just too good to pass up, especially considering the subject matter: valatio!

I swear those things aren't computer generated!

Lalis said...

I actually felt dirty looking at this... Wow.

Craig said...

I viewed the 'inspiration' for this cake, thinking that would help make sense of it. Hey, we all have crazy ideas from time to time.

"The oval things at the top, with the long tails? Those are leaves. That's a pear in the middle, and that big oval thing at the bottom is an egg. It's all about nourishment and home and family and raising kids. Yeah, that's it -- that's the ticket!"

It's about making kids, I'd say. Heretofore I thought only American officials fell for stuff like that -- 'nice' to know those of us who have to shell out for these pieces of... art have some company.

What else awaits the unsuspecting;
"The Towering Mushroom" perhaps? I shudder to think where that might be thought appropriate.

As to the cake: At first, I thought it was a giant nose, but that didn't explain the bumps. Then I turned slightly and saw the pear. Still trying to forget what I saw next.

I can see where the 'tree' might tend to lock one in a certain frame of reference, but there must have been some latitude in choice of color. "Settle down, Bevis."

Oy, indeed.

Alex said...

Oh. My. God.

And I LIVE in that region... WHY WASN'T I INFORMED OF THIS SOONER DX!

Sandra said...

I must be a complete innocent because until I started reading the comments I thought it just looked like an over-ripe pear cut in half.... hmmm, I really must get out more....

Anonymous said...

Ummm.... wow.... thats all I have.
Diane

Anonymous said...

When the baker was done with this cake, did he/she stand back and think, "Yes, this is a gorgeous pear?" Really?

beesus said...

I definitely just squealed and minimized my browser to avoid work discovery...oh pears, why be you so saucy?

Eliza A. said...

Oh. My. God.

*blinks*

...So that's what they're calling it these days.... hmmmm.

Stephanie said...

uh...Wow. Nothing more to say. Wow.

Anonymous said...

There's another Pear Sculpture in Edward Everett Square in Dorchester, MA. It seems really out of place until you realize that this inner-city neighborhood was once someone's farm and a couple of pear varieties were cultivated there. (I wonder how many pear sculptures are out there?)

Alas, I know of no cake version....

Anonymous said...

First time commenter, long time Cake Wrecks follower, but had to share the spontaneous reaction of my 3 year old (in light of Deborah from California's comment.) The minute I clicked on today's post I heard "Eeew!" from behind me. I turned to see my daughter pointing at the screen. I said "What?" She replied, "It looks like a [insert 3 year old euphemism for the obvious body part] with seeds in it!" (I'll spare you her elaboration on what kind of seeds she thought they were.) I mean if it's that obvious to a 3 year old . . .

My word verification just about sums it up: OBOEYI!

H.J.D said...

Wow. Okay. A pear? Then why do I feel unclean?

Keeley said...

Wow! A pear? Not to my eyes.

If wreckerators would apply the "13 year old boy" rule before making a cake, this sort of thing could be avoided. The "13 year old boy" rule is this: show any plan/idea/design to said boy, and if he snickers, laughs, and immediately texts his friends, discard said idea/design.

Dangles said...

[CENTER]On the first day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
A cooter on a ball sac[/CENTER]

Never thought I'd see such a peculiar juxtaposition of genitalia.

WV: bamyr
"The only known case of labiascrotal superimposition stems from a coupling of cousins in Tuscaloosa, Bamyr, in the 1980s."

Krantz said...

BAAAAHAHAHAHA!!
Definitely live there.
Why does the region get to have a cake just to commemorate "art"? And WHAT a cake! I mean, just look at those... seeds? *sigh*

Marie said...

A juicy pear, no doubt.

Anonymous said...

First the lion shaped like a phallus.. now this.

/facepalm

As a resident of Waterloo Region, I have only one thing to say.

I'm moving!

~Alissa said...

"Region of Waterloo"??!?! Ha ha I'm going to start using that one in place of "squishy parts" from now on!!

Anonymous said...

Um...yeah...I'm quite glad my boss wasnt around to walk in while I was checking cakewrecks on my lunch hour today...

wv: indenc
I'm pretty sure my boss would consider this "pear cake" indenc for work.

Midnite Skys said...

OMG I am so glad that I wasn't invited to the unveiling of the "pear tree" because I would have gasp when I saw the cake then laughed..........
pear? Wow I have heard some crazy nicknames but never pear......

Anonymous said...

I'm glad it's a cake! For a second I was confused and thought it was a picture of the actual bronze thing. At least cake doesn't last forever! I would still eat an edge piece, I think. Cake is cake.

Alexa said...

Holy F#$%^!!!!!
Is that a date cake? Talk about inuendo!

Paigealicious! said...

"Anonymous said...

'I had the pear dream again.'"

LOL! Kids in the Hall reference FTW!

Elizabeth C. said...

Caffeinated. I literally snorted/laughed/diet coke choked.... Holy Chesses...
Thanks for that.

And Mary C. Re: Episeotomy .. too funny...

Blessed... Hahaha.. I also hope to never think that again!

ANony 9:14 - TOO funny that even a 3 year old catches it!!

I also have a WV that I think had to have been created just for this page: Sestict.

Nathalie said...

Hahaha! I live in the "Region of Waterloo" and I've never even heard of this before.

Oktoberfest has its phallic lion, and it appears we've found its mate. *sigh*

I'm surprised nobody commented on the paper printout sign for the region/lettering. I think it's actually paper, and not the edible kind.

umm. yikes!

Mandie said...

A pear AND a lion (http://news.therecord.com/article/711014). Waterloo also has nice Blackberries. I mean the phone kind, not...oh dear...

Cupcakes Lady said...

A pear tree...come on...its quite obviously a... ;)xx

Uma tal de PatrĂ­cia said...

Sometimes I think bakers' ideas should be pear-reviewed before publishing, uuh, baking.

Rick said...

Tha taint what I thought it was at first!! :)

Wow.

Chantelle said...

I'd like to thank all the commenters here for being hilarious and not turning this post all EPCOT-y. :)

Anonymous said...

Waterloo REPRESENT! woot!!!

avocadohead said...

Now will he sit under a medlar tree,
And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit
As maids call medlars, when they laugh alone.
O Romeo, that she were, O that she were
An open-arse and thou a pop'rin pear!


Nothing says it like the classics.

Anonymous said...

I took one look and did a double-take.

Oh. MY. GOD.

Obviously this person who decorated it wasn't thinking.

The Sugar Cube said...

Vajazzled!
- Courtesy of The Sugar Cube
http://yfrog.com/5zr5jdj

Pedro said...

Trying not to think of ABBA....

Ow! Ow! Ow! WATERLOO! Promise to love me forevermore! EEEEeeeeewww!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello from the Region of Waterloo!!
My god that's awful.....LOL!!

jo said...

Gives a whole new meaning to "a partridge in a pear tree." great. now that song is ruined for me. LOL

Anonymous said...

is this from a pear shaped woman with a big rump?

Becka said...

The best thing just happened... I look at this page and there's a HUGE ad for Summer's Eve wipes on the sidebar. :gigglesnerk:

Anonymous said...

i am a 10 YEAR OLD and this cake totally looks like a penis even to ME. i LOVE cake BUTT i wouldn't eat THIS cake.(sorry about the awful joke)

Anonymous said...

......ummm yah. Ok? Remind me to never eat a pear again.....please

Lucy said...

Hummm......Very Nice!

FranceRants said...

This pear cake must be modeled after the Vajay pear variety.

fuzzandfuzzlet said...

every water dept employee who saw this cake and remained professional deserves a huge raise! (raise in pay!, don`t let your mind go there)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry for this but, it looks like a vagina. omg, i wonder what the people thought when they saw this lol remarkable lol cake. HA!

Anonymous said...

I'm eating choclate chips, and they now don't look good. And did someone actullyeat the cake